General Criminal Defense

If you have been accused of a crime, you know how lonely it can feel. Police, investigators and prosecutors are already convinced that you are guilty. Even friends and family members may be skeptical. At a time like this, you need a strong advocate who you can count on to defend your rights and help you make decisions that are in your best interests.

At The Firm On Baltimore, our Tulsa criminal defense lawyers have defended the accused from all manners of charges, ranging from minor offenses to misdemeanors and serious felonies. We understand that when it seems like everyone is against you, you need a reliable ally and advocate to help you through this tough time. We also understand that you need reliable counsel at a time when fear and emotions may be clouding your judgment.

Our attorneys combine exemplary legal knowledge, old-fashioned work ethic and street smarts to form a unique and effective criminal defense law firm. We are willing to take chances for our clients and stand up for their rights when no one else will. We rattle the cages to find mitigating evidence and uncover errors in police procedure that could lead to an acquittal, reduced sentence or a more favorable plea bargain. Our philosophy is that everyone is entitled to a defense and there is always a defense to be found if a criminal attorney is willing look hard enough.

White Collar

When most people think of serious crimes, they think of murder, robbery and other violent offenses. Some may be under the mistaken impression that crimes committed at a desk or on a computer could not possibly be as serious as a mugging or burglary. But news stories often surface about executives and professionals who receive lengthy prison sentences for quietly skimming money from their clients or employers.

Defending against white-collar crime charges can be a complex task. These investigations can be highly technical and involve reams of records and huge amounts of computer data. It takes a tenacious and dedicated white-collar criminal defense lawyer to comb through the evidence and find the piece of crucial information that exonerates you. At The Firm on Baltimore, our experienced staff of Tulsa defense attorneys includes a former United States Attorney. We know the criminal process and use that knowledge to mount an aggressive defense for our accused clients.

Homicide and Violent Crimes

Homicide is the broad term that encompasses any unlawful killing of one person by another. While all homicide crimes carry substantial penalties, the most serious by far is murder — the killing of another person either intentionally or with malice.

First-degree murder — the intentional and unlawful killing of another person — is a capital crime punishable by life imprisonment or death. In fact, 98 people in Oklahoma have received the death penalty since 1976.

Murder is a serious and high-profile crime that police and prosecutors pursue vigorously. If you are facing allegations of murder, you can expect to face the full resources of the police department and prosecutor’s office. Against these odds, you need an experienced Tulsa homicide attorney on your side.

At The Firm On Baltimore, we aren’t afraid to take the serious cases. We have the courtroom experience and investigative skills to take on even the most serious allegations. Our attorneys have participated in numerous Tulsa murder cases and put our experience to work when you are facing serious homicide charges.Second only to murder in severity, sexual offenses carry major penalties and huge social stigma. Being convicted of sex crimes can mean a lengthy prison sentence and being required to register as a sex offender. In this way, a sex crime conviction can continue to have a huge impact on your life long after you finish serving your sentence.

Expungement

Do you have a criminal conviction that is keeping you from getting a new job, housing, or enrolling in school? If you have a deferred sentence or after a certain period of time, a suspended sentence, our knowledgeable expungement lawyers can help you clear your criminal record.

How It Works
If you obtained a deferred sentence and successfully completed all requirements, you are immediately eligible for a 991c expungement. A 991c expungement changes your background check from a plea of guilty to simply reflecting your arrest.If you obtained a deferred sentence and successfully completed all requirements, and waited two years (for a misdemeanor) or ten years (for a felony), have no other convictions, and have no pending charges, you may be eligible for a Section 18 expungement. A Section 18 expungement will completely erase your arrest from your record and give you a final order stating that your arrest “never happened.”

DUI

Most people know someone who has been convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) at some point in their lives. But just because it is among the more common crimes does not mean it is any less serious. A conviction for DUI in Oklahoma means a criminal record and mandatory jail sentence. That is why if you have been charged with DUI, you need to contact an experienced attorney at The Firm On Baltimore.

Oklahoma has especially strict laws governing this serious crime. Under Oklahoma law, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher — or any detectable blood alcohol content for drivers under the age of 21. A first offense for a person over 21 years of age is a misdemeanor crime and carries a minimum sentence of 10 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. First-time offenders must also participate in a mandatory evaluation and treatment program. A second conviction within a 10-year period is a felony that can carry a sentence of up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $2,500.

Many factors come into play when defending a person against a DUI prosecution. An attorney must closely examine what occurred at the time of a traffic stop to determine if police violated any rights of the accused. If this is the case, much of the prosecution’s evidence may be inadmissible at trial. This can lead to an acquittal, dismissal, reduced sentence or create a more advantageous position during plea bargaining.

Drug Offences

Drug crimes range from minor to very serious depending on the type and amount of drug involved. But even minor drug crimes carry a great deal of social stigma and can prevent you from getting a job, applying for certain licenses or passing a background check. For these reasons, it is important to take even minor drug charges very seriously. If you have been charged with any type of drug-related offense, you need to contact a Tulsa drug crime attorney.

At The Firm On Baltimore, our dedicated staff of Tulsa lawyers includes both former prosecutors and public defenders. We understand the criminal process and the procedural requirements placed upon police. We review police reports, arrest records and other accounts of your arrest to determine if an unreasonable search of your home, vehicle or person violated your rights. If we find that police wrongfully obtained evidence against you, we fight hard to have it excluded. Our criminal law attorneys use the knowledge and resources at their disposal to uncover weaknesses in the prosecution’s case and use them to gain a dismissal, acquittal or favorable plea bargain.

Serious drug crimes carry serious penalties including lengthy imprisonment and steep fines. In addition to Oklahoma’s strict drug laws, those accused of serious Tulsa drug crimes may also be subject to prosecution under federal drug trafficking laws. Federal law provides for mandatory minimum sentences of five years for trafficking hard drugs such as cocaine, heroin, LSD or methamphetamine, even for first-time offenders. Repeat offenders can receive mandatory minimums of 10 years, 20 years or even life sentences under some circumstances.

Criminal Defense

At The Firm On Baltimore, our attorneys combine exemplary legal knowledge, old-fashioned work ethic and street smarts to form a unique and effective criminal defense law firm. We are willing to take chances for our clients and stand up for their rights when no one else will. We rattle the cages to find mitigating evidence and uncover errors in police procedure that could lead to an acquittal, reduced sentence or a more favorable plea bargain. Our philosophy is that everyone is entitled to a defense and there is always a defense to be found if a criminal attorney is willing look hard enough.

Cruel & Unusual Punishment

While pursuing compensation from the government for a denial of your civil rights is rarely easy, our experienced attorneys are up to the challenge and willing to take on the tough cases when justice demands it. We have a strong record of success in civil rights litigation and defend the people of Oklahoma against arbitrary and unjust government action such as cruel and unusual punishment.

If you suffered a denial of these or any other civil rights by a federal, state or municipal agency, you have a right to justice. Our experienced attorneys fully investigate civil rights violations on behalf of our clients and build strong cases in their favor whenever possible. Our tenacity and old-fashioned work ethic helps us to root out the evidence necessary to substantiate your claim.

Excessive force

Most people know someone who has been convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) at some point in their lives. But just because it is among the more common crimes does not mean it is any less serious. A conviction for DUI in Oklahoma means a criminal record and mandatory jail sentence. That is why if you have been charged with DUI, you need to contact an experienced attorney at The Firm On Baltimore.

Oklahoma has especially strict laws governing this serious crime. Under Oklahoma law, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher — or any detectable blood alcohol content for drivers under the age of 21. A first offense for a person over 21 years of age is a misdemeanor crime and carries a minimum sentence of 10 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. First-time offenders must also participate in a mandatory evaluation and treatment program. A second conviction within a 10-year period is a felony that can carry a sentence of up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $2,500.

Many factors come into play when defending a person against a DUI prosecution. An attorney must closely examine what occurred at the time of a traffic stop to determine if police violated any rights of the accused. If this is the case, much of the prosecution’s evidence may be inadmissible at trial. This can lead to an acquittal, dismissal, reduced sentence or create a more advantageous position during plea bargaining.

Discrimination

Most people know someone who has been convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) at some point in their lives. But just because it is among the more common crimes does not mean it is any less serious. A conviction for DUI in Oklahoma means a criminal record and mandatory jail sentence. That is why if you have been charged with DUI, you need to contact an experienced attorney at The Firm On Baltimore.

Oklahoma has especially strict laws governing this serious crime. Under Oklahoma law, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher — or any detectable blood alcohol content for drivers under the age of 21. A first offense for a person over 21 years of age is a misdemeanor crime and carries a minimum sentence of 10 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. First-time offenders must also participate in a mandatory evaluation and treatment program. A second conviction within a 10-year period is a felony that can carry a sentence of up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $2,500.

Many factors come into play when defending a person against a DUI prosecution. An attorney must closely examine what occurred at the time of a traffic stop to determine if police violated any rights of the accused. If this is the case, much of the prosecution’s evidence may be inadmissible at trial. This can lead to an acquittal, dismissal, reduced sentence or create a more advantageous position during plea bargaining.

Search and Seizure

Most people know someone who has been convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) at some point in their lives. But just because it is among the more common crimes does not mean it is any less serious. A conviction for DUI in Oklahoma means a criminal record and mandatory jail sentence. That is why if you have been charged with DUI, you need to contact an experienced attorney at The Firm On Baltimore.

Oklahoma has especially strict laws governing this serious crime. Under Oklahoma law, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher — or any detectable blood alcohol content for drivers under the age of 21. A first offense for a person over 21 years of age is a misdemeanor crime and carries a minimum sentence of 10 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. First-time offenders must also participate in a mandatory evaluation and treatment program. A second conviction within a 10-year period is a felony that can carry a sentence of up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $2,500.

Many factors come into play when defending a person against a DUI prosecution. An attorney must closely examine what occurred at the time of a traffic stop to determine if police violated any rights of the accused. If this is the case, much of the prosecution’s evidence may be inadmissible at trial. This can lead to an acquittal, dismissal, reduced sentence or create a more advantageous position during plea bargaining.

Civil Rights

When you suffer a physical injury to your person, The Firm On Baltimore is available to fight for your rights. But what if you suffer an injury that is less tangible? What if you experience a denial of the very fundamental rights that make this country great? A denial of your civil rights is a very real injury that requires an aggressive advocate.

Our legal team believes in the importance of these basic rights. If you or someone you love suffered unjust treatment by a municipality, police department, school district or other government entity, you may be entitled to compensation. Our experienced attorneys have been involved in several high-profile civil rights cases against large municipalities.

Divorce

Whether it is a divorce, custody dispute or support matter, Tulsa family law matters can be emotionally volatile. It takes an attorney with superior tact and a unique skill set to handle these difficult issues in a constructive way. And while collaboration is usually beneficial, in some cases it takes an aggressive family law attorney to protect your rights.

There were nearly 17,000 divorces in Oklahoma in 2009 and each one presented different challenges for those involved. At The Firm On Baltimore, our attorneys bring unique skills to the table. Our staff includes lawyers with experience in mediation and alternative dispute resolution as well as seasoned and aggressive litigators. 

Alternative dispute resolution principles are useful in resolving family law issues for many reasons. They allow the parties to construct a mutually beneficial and workable solution rather than forcing a judge with limited knowledge of the situation to do it for them. They lessen the delay and expense of these proceedings by avoiding unnecessary court involvement. And they allow the parties to preserve privacy for their intimate family members rather than placing them on the public record in the courtroom.

Alimony / Child Supoort

When people think about divorce, for many, one of the first things that comes to mind is their finances. Will they be expected to pay alimony? Will they have the financial means to live independently? Who will pay child support? Although most people know a little about alimony and child support, much of the information they have is inaccurate. People are often surprised at what their financial rights and responsibilities will be after the divorce. Whether you are concerned with paying or receiving support, a Firm on Baltimore child support attorney can help you understand exactly what to expect.

Alimony

Alimony (also called spousal support or spousal maintenance) is determined based on one person's need and the other person's ability to pay. We clearly explain this area and advise you expertly. Many factors of the marriage, including the length of the marriage, financial needs and lifestyles of each spouse, will determine if support is necessary, and if so, what kind will be awarded.

Child Support

Child support is based on a number of factors, including the amount of time the children spend with each parent, the income available to both parties and a formula provided by the Oklahoma statute. Child support is meant to help either parent cover the costs of insurance, child care and other daily expenses.

Custody

In past generations, it was common for children to be primarily with one parent and rarely see the other parent after a divorce. Sometimes mothers were given priority because of a "tender years" doctrine or belief that mothers were natural nurturers. Sometimes fathers were given priority when their financial resources were much greater and they could offer children greater advantages in education and lifestyle. There have always been "exceptions to the rule," too, of course. Regardless of the details, the dilemma of placement of children after a divorce underscores the truth that every family is unique. This is true after a divorce just as it is when families are intact.

A dedicated family law attorney can advocate effectively to protect your interests as well as your children's interests in a situation of divorce or separation of parents. Our child custody lawyers at The Firm on Baltimore, are prepared to work closely with you through the process of arriving at a feasible child custody and visitation schedule.

Adoption

Adoption can be one of the most complex legal processes in family law. In order for an individual or a couple to welcome another person into their family as a legal son or daughter, the child must have either been born to them or adopted. A person has no legal rights as another person's mother or father unless they are legally established as the parent. Adoption allows someone who is not a legal mother or father of a certain child to become one.

The most common type of adoption is the adoption of children by unrelated individuals or couples. Stepparent adoption is also very common, since stepparents have no rights as a child's legal parent unless they go through the adoption process, even though they have married the child's birth parent. Adoptions can be interstate, intrastate, or international adoptions, each of which has its own process and rules.

We provide personal service to our clients as they go through the difficult and often emotionally stressful adoption process, supporting them from the moment they apply until the moment they receive their certificate of adoption.

Guardianship

A serious accident, chronic illness or dementia might make it impossible for a person to take care of his or her own personal security or financial affairs. Guardianship is the most common legal response, but it is an intrusive solution that might be resisted by the person most directly involved or by other family members.

There are two kinds of guardianship: guardianship of the person and guardianship of the estate. A guardian is a person appointed by the court to supervise an incapacitated person's physical care ("the person") or financial affairs ("the estate"). In either situation, the court asked to appoint a guardian will usually consider less restrictive alternatives, such as a trust or power of attorney.

Our firm usually advises and represents the families of people whose ability to care for themselves is in substantial doubt, but we are also able to represent people who want to resist the appointment of a guardian, including the allegedly incapacitated person

Family Law

Whether it is a divorce, custody dispute or support matter, Tulsa family law matters can be emotionally volatile. It takes an attorney with superior tact and a unique skill set to handle these difficult issues in a constructive way. And while collaboration is usually beneficial, in some cases it takes an aggressive family law attorney to protect your rights.

There were nearly 17,000 divorces in Oklahoma in 2009 and each one presented different challenges for those involved. At The Firm On Baltimore, our attorneys bring unique skills to the table. Our staff includes lawyers with experience in mediation and alternative dispute resolution as well as seasoned and aggressive litigators.

General Personal Injury

At The Firm On Baltimore, PLLC, we understand how hard it can be to think about these things while recovering from a serious injury. Our Tulsa personal injury lawyers strive to be sympathetic and accommodating to the injured people we represent and their families. We can even visit you in your home, hospital or other facility if your injury makes it difficult to travel. Our goal is to help you get the compensation you deserve in the most expedient way possible.

Not all personal injury lawyers in Tulsa are the same. Every type of injury case is different and requires specific knowledge, skills and resources to effectively pursue. At The Firm On Baltimore, PLLC, our personal injury lawyers in Tulsa have experience handling many types of injury claims, including auto accidents, premises liability, product, liability and wrongful death.

Premises Liability

When you walk into a store, theater or other public place, you assume that you are safe. Under the law, this is an assumption you should be able to make. Property owners who open their premises to customers or the general public have a responsibility to keep their premises reasonably safe. In practice, however, this does not always occur. And when negligence by a property owner, business, agent or employee creates a hazardous or dangerous condition, innocent patrons can get hurt.

We use all the tools at our disposal to get just compensation for our injured clients. We thoroughly investigate accidents, gather evidence and consult with respected professionals such as civil engineers and safety experts to root out the cause of falls and other incidents.

Shops, malls and other places of business have a duty to keep their premises free of known hazards, to conduct inspections and reasonable intervals, and to warn patrons against hazards they cannot fully contain. Nonetheless, accidents are all too common and can be caused by a variety of unsafe conditions, including slippery floors, unsafe stairs, escalators, broken or uneven walkways, collapsing shelves, security issues, unsafe doors and poor lighting.

Product Liability

Despite the many federal and state regulations controlling the quality and design of products offered for public consumption, all too often dangerous products still end up on store shelves. Manufacturers and retailers have a duty to ensure the products they sell are reasonably safe and to inform consumers of any dangers that are inherent or unavoidable. When they fail to take these steps, serious injuries or even death can result for the people who use their products.

According to estimates from the deaths and countless injuries each year in the United States. At The Firm On Baltimore our skilled Tulsa product liability attorneys routinely recover compensation for those injured by defective products. If a dangerous or defective product injured you or someone you love, our Tulsa product liability lawyers can help get compensation for those injuries. We handle claims involving a variety of commonly used products, including: Drugs, Nutritional supplements, Toys, Sports equipment, Vehicles, Tools and safety equipment, Baby and infant products, and Household products.

When these or any other products have a defect that causes harm to a user or any other person, the injured person may be entitled to compensation. Defects include errors in workmanship, faulty parts and flaws in design or lack of proper warnings. If any of these deficiencies make a product unreasonably dangerous and that danger directly or indirectly causes injury, that manufacturer or retailer may be held liable.

Wrongful Death

The death of a loved one is always difficult. But when it is caused by someone’s unexpected negligence, many families can feel completely blindsided. When dealing with all this shock and grief, it can be very difficult to consider the financial and practical impact the death of your loved one may have on you and your family, especially if the deceased was a wage earner or caretaker.

At The Firm On Baltimore our goal is to take some of the burden from families who suffered a traumatic and unexpected loss. Our Tulsa wrongful death attorneys handle the negotiations and investigations and leave you to tend to your family. If your loved one died under avoidable circumstances due to the fault of another, you have a right to seek justice. While you can never truly be compensated for your loss, a Tulsa wrongful death attorney from our firm stands with you and helps you pursue financial security for yourself and your family.

A wrongful death is one caused by the negligence or recklessness of another person. For example, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 4,000 pedestrians died in 2009 in traffic crashes. Under Oklahoma law, the spouse and children of a person killed due to the negligence of another may be entitled to compensation for: Medical bills and pain and suffering of the deceased prior to death, Funeral expenses, Grief, and Loss of companionship. Wrongful deaths can occur under a variety of circumstances, including: Car accidents, Industrial accidents, Defective products or drugs, Commercial service of alcohol, Unsafe premises and Industrial accidents.

Auto Accidents

Car accidents happen very quickly and usually with little or no warning. But while the accident itself may be fleeting, the damage it causes may last a lifetime. Medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering can stay with accident victims for years to come. At The Firm On Baltimore, we understand the pain and uncertainty that a serious Tulsa car accident injury can cause. We strive to be strong advocates for our injured clients and to provide the support they need.

We believe in your rights. As dedicated Tulsa car accident attorneys, we are willing to take the tough cases if we feel that justice requires it. Even if you are homebound or still undergoing treatment in a hospital or rehab facility, a personal injury lawyer in Tulsa from The Firm On Baltimore can come to you to discuss your case.

Each accident is unique. In some Tulsa car accidents, it is immediately clear who is to blame. A driver runs a stop sign, drives drunk, speeds or engages in other reckless conduct and an innocent person gets hurt. In other cases, however, it may not be so simple. The parties involved often don’t clearly remember the accident and other witnesses may be difficult to track down. In trucking accidents, factors such as maintenance and hours of operation may come into play. Accident reconstruction and other investigation may be necessary to create an accurate picture of what occurred.

Our Tulsa car accident lawyers know how to use all these methods to determine and prove fault. We work with reliable and respected experts and thoroughly investigate accidents to bring the responsible parties to justice. Even in clear-cut cases where fault is not an issue, our attorneys review medical records and work with respected medical and vocational experts to prove the full extent of your injuries and help you get the compensation to which you are entitled.

Personal Injury

 A serious injury to you or a loved one can change your entire life. At this difficult time, getting involved in a lawsuit may be the last thing on your mind. But if you or a loved one has been injured, it is important to think of the future.

While your insurance company may offer an initial settlement that sounds good at the time, it may simply not be enough when you consider your medical bills and lost wages over the course of your treatment and recovery — not to mention pain and suffering or disfigurement. By talking to a Firm on Baltimore personal injury lawyer, you can get a better idea of the extent of your claim. We can also help you gather evidence, negotiate with the insurance companies and, in some cases, expedite payment of the compensation to which you are entitled.

Civil Litigation

Civil litigation is now commonplace throughout our society. Chances are that most Americans will be involved in a legal dispute at least once during their lifetime. Court action carries major implications, as final verdicts can impact you for years.

Many forums exist to address and resolve private disagreements. Informal negotiation is perhaps the most common. In this process, either the parties or their attorneys reach a mutually acceptable compromise without court intervention. Binding arbitration has also become popular in alternative dispute resolution.

This process may be regarded as a “compromise” between informal negotiation and full-blown courtroom litigation. Both sides present their positions to a neutral decision maker called an “arbitrator.” After considering all facts and evidence, the arbitrator issues a written verdict. This decision is legally binding upon both sides. However, many procedural rules required by conventional courts are relaxed.

Wills

Regardless of your age, income, or situation, consulting an Iowa attorney is the responsible way to put everything in order. Your estate is too important to leave to the court to decide. Whatever estate you have earned and own, what happens to it after you die is best decided by you, yourself.

Some people believe they do not need a will. Their families usually suffer for this irresponsibility afterward. Others believe a do-it-yourself will is good enough. Some use a handwritten will, or print something they find on a website. However, in lacking the legal expertise of one of our attorneys, too much is left to chance. Most people do not know their rights and obligations, but using the Firm on Baltimore will give you peace of mind of knowing your estate will be distributed as you see fit.

Estate Administration

Our legal team is familiar with the functions and responsibilities of personal representatives who have been charged with the administration of a decedent's estate. We are therefore able to advise executors and administrators throughout every stage of the estate administration process.

When a person dies, the probate process governs the transfer of his or her assets to heirs or beneficiaries. Probate provides a system for the assembly and inventory of property which is part of the decedent's estate, the identification of heirs and beneficiaries, the notification of creditors and the eventual distribution of assets.

During the probate process, any valid debts and taxes are paid, and any disputes between competing interests are resolved. Estates may be subjected to probate whether or not the decedent left a last will and testament.

Trusts

Trusts have many uses. They can provide for the careful management of your assets both during your lifetime (including any disability period) as well as after your death. A Trust can allow for controlled expenditures for minor children, disabled beneficiaries, to be tailored to the needs and opportunities of the beneficiaries without the intervention of a court.

A Trust can provide for assets to pass outside the "probate" process, an advantage which is particularly valuable for real estate held in other states. Finally, if properly drafted, a Trust can provide significant tax advantages for future generations.

Estate Planning & Probate

Estate planning involves the discussion and analysis of the assets you own, the manner in which you own those assets, the debts you may have incurred, your financial needs in the near, mid, and long terms, your financial goals, and your family situation. Once we thoroughly analyze and evaluate your unique situation, we will then discuss your goals and formulate a plan to meet those goals.

Probate involves the contesting of a last will and testament and/or trust declaration that provides for the disposition of the decedent’s (i.e., the person who has passed away) assets. Trusts and last will and testaments are written documents that specify how the decedent’s assets are to be distributed, and often specify the fiduciary who will be in charge of the administration of the estate and/or trust, including distribution of assets.

Thomas Landrum

Shannon McMurray

Grant Brown

Clint James

Thomas H. Landrum

Attorney

Thomas H. Landrum is a founding partner of The Firm On Baltimore and his practice concentrates on civil trials and appeals. He is licensed in Oklahoma District Courts and the Northern and Eastern Federal Districts of Oklahoma.  In the community, Mr. Landrum serves on the Board of Directors for Tulsa Lawyers for Children, TU Law Alumni Board, and Tulsa Ballet for which he served as Barre Society Committee Chair for two years.

University of Tulsa College of Law, J.D. 2011; Order of the Barristers
University of Tulsa, B.S.B.A. 2008

Awards
2014 Super Lawyers Rising Star – Litigation: Civil Defense
2015 Super Lawyers Rising Star – Litigation: Civil Defense
2016 Super Lawyers Rising Star – Litigation: Civil Defense
2016 Oklahoma Magazine’s 40 Under 40

Organizations
American Inns of Court – Council Oak Johnson
Sontag Chapter
Tulsa County Bar Association
Oklahoma Bar Association
Tulsa Lawyers for Children, Volunteer Attorney and Board Member
Tulsa Ballet, Board Member and Barre Society Chairperson

-Civil Litigation
-Domestic: Dissolution, Guardianship, Adoption
-Probate
-Trusts and Estates

Guerra v. Starnes, 2016 OK
CIV APP 42, ___P.3_____. Successful appeal of district court’s decision to deny client’s creditor’s claim in probate proceeding.

Shannon McMurray

Attorney

Shannon McMurray is a partner at the Firm on Baltimore. She focuses her practice on state and federal criminal defense including appellate work, forfeiture, and trial. Ms. McMurray has also counseled complex family law clients through such issues as difficult common law marriage cases involving millions in assets and other difficult family law cases. She is one of the state’s preeminent trial lawyers who has tried numerous cases in state and federal courts, and has briefed and argued numerous cases before federal and state appellate courts.

University of Tulsa College of Law, J.D. 2000;
Oklahoma State University, B.S. 1992

American Association for Justice
Tulsa County Bar Association
Oklahoma Bar Association
Oklahoma Criminal Lawyers Association

-Federal and State Criminal Litigation
-Domestic
-Child Custody
-Criminal Appellate and Post-Conviction Relief

State v. Rosendo
Gutierrez  client charges with 1st
Degree Murder, charged reduced to1st Degree Manslaughter  after preliminary hearing.  Acquitted at Trial

United States of America v. Nic Debruin client/police officer charged with 9 counts, acquitted
on all charges after two-week trial.

State v. Marquis
Rogers client charged with 4 counts of Robbery, acquitted on all counts after 20 minutes of jury deliberation

State v. John Lovitt
Client charges with 2 counts of child abuse, acquitted on all counts.

State v. Jason
Clarke client charged with various felony drug related crimes, acquitted on all counts.

State v. R.Z.M.
client charges with 1st Degree Rape and Forcible Oral Sodomy.  All counts dismissed by the Court after hearings.  No trial was required.

United States of America v. Malcom Lewis
Federal charges dismissed at trial.

United States of America v. Jesse Ramon
Client charged with federal drug crimes which carried a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years. Successfully argued motion to suppress resulting in suppression and dismissal of the felony charges.

United States of America v. Charlie Pool
Client charged with multiple federal felony charges including Attempted Murder and was acquitted on all felony counts mistrial on misdemeanor counts.

United States of America v. Brian Ray
Client charged with drug trafficking facing mandatory minimum sentence of five years, acquitted on all counts.

United States of America v. Mickey Staggs
Client charged in federal court for Felon in Possession of Firearm After Former Conviction and acquitted at trial.

United States of America v. Keenen Verner
Charged in Federal Court with drug trafficking and firearm charges, acquitted.

United States of America v. Jonathon Cherry
Charged with Drug Trafficking and Firearms Violations, acquitted on gun charges.

Grant Brown

Attorney

As a partner of The Firm on Baltimore, Grant W. Brown’s focus, with the support of a professional office staff and legal team, is on diligently serving the needs of individuals and families at every stage of the legal process. A native of Tulsa, he has a strong understanding of the local legal processes and is licensed in both State and Federal Courts.  Recently Mr. Brown was honored by both Super Lawyers (Rising Star in Oklahoma) and by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (NAFLA) in Washington, D.C. as one of the top 10 family law attorneys in the State of Oklahoma. Mr. Brown prides himself on having many life-long clients who return to him or refer their friends and family to him to handle other issues.  This allows Mr. Brown to not only handle serious family law matters including divorce, asset division and child custody disputes, but to also practice in the areas of probate, estate planning, guardianship, contract / business litigation and entertainment law.

-Civil Litigation
-Dissolution
-Guardianship
-Adoption
-Civil & Family Mediation
-Probate
-Trusts and Estates

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Clint James

Attorney

Clint James was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar and the Northern District of Oklahoma in 2012. Mr. James obtained his undergraduate degree in Agricultural Business and Political Science from Oklahoma State University and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Tulsa College of Law. During Mr. James’ time as a law clerk and legal intern, he has been a part of several teams that have obtained significant verdicts and settlements in the state of Oklahoma.

-Oklahoma State University. B.S. in Agricultural Business & Political Science. 2007
-University of Tulsa College of Law. Juris Doctorate. 2012

2014 Super Lawyer Rising Star - Criminal Defense
2015 Super Lawyer Rising Star - Criminal Defense

-Criminal Defense
-Civil Rights

State v. R.Z.M. - Argued the case before the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals and successfully upheld Shannon McMurray's motion to dismiss made at the trial court level. The case resulted in a firestorm of international controversy as it invalidated an arrest for forcible oral sodomy and redefined the definition of the word force in Oklahoma. Youthful Offender dockets are not posted publicly. 

State v. John Doe - Mr. James' client was charged with indecent exposure while self-stimulating in a public location. In the face of video evidence, a signed waiver of rights, and a confession by his client, Mr. James negotiated a plea deal whereby his client could avoid the Sex Offender Registry and a felony.  

United States v. Jeff Henderson and Bill Yelton - Mr. James assisted in the defense of Jeff Henderson and Bill Yelton in one of the largest police corruption trials in the state of Oklahoma. At the end of a three week trial, The Firm On Baltimore, PLLC client Bill Yelton walked free and co-defendant Jeff Henderson was acquitted on over forty counts ranging from drug possession, civil rights violations, drug distribution, and conspiracy to commit witness tampering. See U.S. v. Henderson, CR-10-117 BDB.

England et. al. v. Delaware County - Mr. James assisted Tom Seymour and Scott Graham with a $13,500,000.00 settlement in a case involving the systematic rape of 15 women in Delaware County. This settlement became one of the largest awards paid by a county in the United States. See England v. Delaware County, 09-CIV-407-JHP.

Mr. James has also assisted with pre-trial preparations for several significant state-level murder trials:

State v. Justin Walker, CF-2004-0017, Pawnee, Cy., Murder of a Pawnee, Cy.

Deputy State v. Gib Buntin, CF-2003-581, Payne, Cy., Murder I trial where client was acquitted on Murder in the First Degree. 

State v. Glen Gore, CF-2001-00126, Pontotoc, Cy., Murder trial covered by John Grisham and the subject of his best-selling book An Innocent Man

About|Us

At The Firm On Baltimore, we understand that our clients come to us during some of the most difficult times in their lives. Whether you suffered injury in a serious accident, face criminal charges, or are going through a divorce or custody struggle, we know that you need not only compassion but also strength and responsiveness.

As Tulsa family lawyers and criminal defense lawyers with more than 100 years of combined experience, our goal is to provide big-firm results as well as the personal attention only a small firm can give. The highly qualified Tulsa Family Lawyers of The Firm On Baltimore, have joined their varied experience and talents to create a firm that can successfully handle a range of legal issues. We are willing to take on cases that other law firms refuse. Our civil rights attorneys staunchly defend your inalienable rights. And the criminal lawyers at The Firm On Baltimore, have the experience and knowledge to zealously defend you against any manner of criminal charge.

As a criminal defense & personal injury law firm, we have developed a reputation as aggressive gunslingers in the courtroom who are able to get results in cases that other lawyers in Tulsa are afraid to touch. Whether facing a strong criminal prosecution or pursuing a difficult personal injury claim, a lawyer from The Firm On Baltimore, is committed to getting the successful results you need.

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“She listened to me as a person, a veteran, and a dad. I don't think I would be where I am today, if she wouldn't have taken my case.”
– 2016 Client of Shannon McMurray

“[He is] my first call from now on.”
– 2015 Litigation Client of Thomas Landrum

“On a dark and curvy road, Clint was there to guide me precisely through the gauntlet of classes, paperwork, and court dates like a Porsche 996 Turbo with HID headlights carving through a canyon at midnight.”
– 2017 Client of Clint James

Contact

If you have been seriously injured, are facing prosecution, suffered a violation of your rights or are struggling through a divorce or custody battle, our experienced attorneys can help.

1811 S. Baltimore
Tulsa, OK 74119
Tel(918) 948-6171
Fax (800) 460-3446
Email mail@lawtulsa.com

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